So your child has anxiety? How to recognize it and ways to help him or her learn to manage and even embrace it

It’s official.  Schools in DC are set to start virtually and be online until at least November, although I think it will be more than that.  I had anticipated and even hoped for this reality because this pandemic looks no closer to being over like Voldemort’s obsession with a baby Harry Potter… like he beat…… Continue reading So your child has anxiety? How to recognize it and ways to help him or her learn to manage and even embrace it

I’m Scared for my Black Son with Autism and ADHD

It has been a week since George Floyd was murdered.  This is the country we live in right now… when a Black person can be killed, their rights violated by the very people who have pledged to protect their communities.  Unfortunately, this is nothing new. Over the last several years and more recently within the…… Continue reading I’m Scared for my Black Son with Autism and ADHD

The Homeschooling Chronicles: Here’s What I Learned in Weeks 1 and 2

For those of us who haven’t made the optional choice to home school, we now find ourselves in charted waters as we enter this world for the first time.  And if you are like me, you are also working from home during this time.  How are we to balance both responsibilities?  How are we to…… Continue reading The Homeschooling Chronicles: Here’s What I Learned in Weeks 1 and 2

The Truth About Invisible Disabilities

In the past, I’ve shared my fear about raising black children in this world, particularly in the current climate of our society.  It is downright scary knowing that they will experience hatred and discrimination simply because of the way they look, something for which they cannot control.  It is my and my husband’s job to…… Continue reading The Truth About Invisible Disabilities

Diagnosis Take 4: Is it ADHD, or…

…Just a lack of motivation Math sucks.   For me growing up, there was no way around it.  I hated math. It stressed me out and frustrated me.  I remember sitting in a full classroom feeling more alone because it seemed everyone always understood what was going on except for me.  I found ways to…… Continue reading Diagnosis Take 4: Is it ADHD, or…

Discipline, Race, and the Spectrum… How we set expectations for our Black children with Autism and ADHD in today’s world

This country does not make it easy for Black kids.  It’s become a sad norm to see news stories and videos of Black kids being “mistaken” for criminals and beaten and/or killed on video.  This is the state of the world in which we live.  We are going backwards when it comes to issues on…… Continue reading Discipline, Race, and the Spectrum… How we set expectations for our Black children with Autism and ADHD in today’s world

The Truth About Invisible Disabilities… and why I consider food allergies one of them

Invisible… Disability is such a loaded word, these days.  It seems that anyone who need any kind of accommodation these days has a disability.  We live in a fortunate time, however.  People with diagnoses have laws in place, provided so that the playing field might be leveled, so that they won’t have to go through…… Continue reading The Truth About Invisible Disabilities… and why I consider food allergies one of them

Our Learning Differences Journey

Life has been messy, to say the least.  It’s been difficult to pin point where exactly my next move will be because I’ve been so busy still tending to unresolved issues and uncertainties.  In the midst of struggle, it can be easy to feel lost and confused, abandoned and alone.  The overwhelming guilt attributed to…… Continue reading Our Learning Differences Journey